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It’s December already!! I love this month! We are knee deep into the holidays and everyone is going crazy shopping and prepping! And….it has gotten really cold here in NYC. L  And it gets dark by 4:30pm.  So this would be a great time to reminisce on warmer, brighter days.  Earlier this year, I took a trip with a few friends to Turkey.  It was incredible and amazing!! I luv’d it!  It’s the perfect mix of The Middle East and Europe.  The architecture, the food, the culture.  I’m definitely going to go back, soon!!!!  What happened to art in Italy during the Renaissance, it happened to architecture in Turkey during the Ottoman Empire.

So here are some of the gorgeous sights to Turkey.  I will be posting some other Turkey related beauty stuff , including a makeup look inspired by art!!


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Ottoman style!

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Sultanahmet Camii

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Turkish pottery

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Ceiling tiles – gorgeous gold!

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Me and Medusa at the Basilica Cistern

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Islam and Christianity in harmony! The Ayasofya.

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Entrance to the Topkapı Sarayı (Palace)

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The view from the Palace!

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Ataturk Monument in Taksim Square

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The best sweets!! Baklava from Hafiz Mustafa

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Rock formations in Cappadocia

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Ancient Greek and Roman ruins at Ephesus

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Gorgeous Bodrum on the Aegean


Gule gule!

Check out my other Turkey related posts here!

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.